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Video: Wild Leopard Rescued From Indian Well

We often hear news of largescale hunts for maneating big cats in India, but this viral video of Indian villagers rescuing a leopard trapped in a well is a less common interaction with the country's feline predators. Villagers in the northwestern regi...

Humans Aren’t the Pinnacle of Evolution and Consciousness—We’re Only a Rung on the Ladder

In his latest video, host of National Geographic’s Brain Games and techno-poet, Jason Silva, explores the universe’s tendency to self-organize. Biology, he says, seems to have agency and directionality toward greater complexity, and humans are the peak. “It’s like human beings seem to be the cutting edge,” Silva says. “The […]

Arianne Caoili in "Shall We Dance?"

Aussie chess fans will remember with some amusement, I think, Arianne Caoili's suddenly rise to fame years ago when she appeared on Australia's "Dancing With The Stars". Now living mostly in Armenia, with you-know-who, it looks likeShow More Summary

Identifying the Mystery Bird

“Okay, fellow songbird rehabbers,” wrote Vonda Lee Morton of Laurens Wildlife Rescue on her FaceBook page. “Is this a Song Sparrow?...

Video: "Shark" Sighting in Lake Ontario Revealed as Shark Week Hoax

Strange things were afoot…errr, a fin…in Lake Ontario. A video posted to You Tube last week, allegedly shot on Wolfe Island, where the St. Lawrence River meets Lake Ontario, shows three anglers responding to a mystery fish breaching near...

Pennsylvania Game Commission Collars Elk With Video Camera

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has collared a cow elk with a video camera, hoping the elks-eye view will offer insight into the cervid's habitat preferences and cow-to-calf interactions. The collar will provide the Pennsylvania researchers with GPS...

How to Build an App With the Crowd

I have at least 7 really cool app ideas… but I have no time, and I frankly couldn’t program them to save my life. Could you? I started looking into how I could design and make an app quickly and cheaply… Normally what I’d do is go out and hire […]

Yosemite Nature Notes: #23 Birdsong (video)

Check out the latest really awesome installment from the fine folks at Yosemite Nature Notes titled, "Birdsong". Related posts: Yosemite Nature Notes – People in Yosemite (video) Yosemite Nature Notes Episode 8 – Snow Line (video) Yosemite Nature Notes 22 – Yosemite Nature Notes

Flying fish: See how Utah restocks lakes inaccessible by truck

It’s raining fish in Utah thanks to that state’s restocking fish by dumping them from a low-flying aircraft. Kamas State Fish Hatchery supervisor Ted Hallows posted nine videos that show fish being dispersed into backcountry lakes by plane...

Alaska West Video by Magnus Jepson

Right about this time last year, we ran a post with a very cool video that Magnus Jepson put together on the fishing during his trip to Alaska West.  If you saw that video, you know that Magnus is one heck of a videographer and editor. We’re happy to say that Magnus is at it […]

Jazz Up Your Openings

This week we have been mostly listening to Jonathan Finlayson and Sicilian Defense on their recent album Moment and the Message... by Pi Recordings...well, a couple of weeks ago actually...as the background tracks for an exceedinglyShow More Summary

Role Models Abound For St. Louis Girls

On Chess: Role Models Abound For St. Louis GirlsWED JULY 9, 2014 - 9:45 PMBy BRIAN JERAULDIt’s a great time to be a St. Louis girl in chess, I think. Just look at what surrounds them: Webster University coach Susan Polgar is adding something new to her resume. Show More Summary

Illinois Slingbow Hunter Launches Lawsuit Against DNR

Most kids use slingshots to chase rabbits, squirrels, or other small game around the backyard. John "Chief AJ" Huffer, uses his modified slingshot to take down slightly larger prey--grizzly bear and moose.  And he's now letting his arrows fly in...

La Jolla Anchovy Spill

On Tuesday, a school of Northern anchovies of almost historic proportions made it's way to the shores of La Jolla in Southern California. Onlookers stopped on the Scripps pier, near the Scripps Institution of Oceanography UC San Diego. Cameras were r...

Evidence of Abundance #1: More Leisure, Less Work

Is technology making you work harder? Or giving you more time off? Seriously, it feels like it’s enabling me to work around the clock! Heck, I’m writing this email at 37,000 feet on a Virgin America flight from DC to LA at 11 p.m. ET. So that being said, I […]

Step Aside Google Image Search, Here’s an Algorithm that Knows What’s in a Picture

The internet is a wealth of information. But you have to know what you’re looking for. If you only know a basic category—like that weird looking modern chair at your buddy’s office—not so good. Search modern chair and prepare to be bombarded with general definitions of chairs or the history of […]

Video: Lumberjack Rescues Black Bear With Forwarder

The only time I've used a claw machine was as a kid at the arcade, and those stuffed animals always seemed to slip away. But this Wisconsin lumberjack is a pro. In this video logger Garrett Smith expertly manuevers his forwarder to pluck a milk jug off...

Lumberjack Uses Forwarder to Save Bear

The only time I've used a claw machine it was in an arcade as a kid, and those stuffed animals always seemed to slip away. Check out this video of a lumberjack using a forwarder to pluck a milk jug off a struggling black bear's head! The video, p...

One Bad Axe

The Vipukirves Leveraxe may be one of the coolest, most applicable tools at the disposal of campers and wood stove users alike. Using an offset center of gravity that creates a lever mechanism when the axe stokes the wood, the axe allows the user to a...

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